Main aim of the charity
Apach is a one-year old association, found by animals’ lovers. They have 2 main purposes:
- Rescue dogs and cats, mostly from La Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean and Guadeloupe, in the West Indies, to have them adopted in France. It can be puppies and older animals usually left in the streets, abused, harmed.
- Organize directly, on the Islands, with veterinarian partners, the sterilization of the females, to avoid multi non-controlled births in the streets.
Apach, it is 283 dogs and cats saved in a year, 4 founding members, an administrative team, 56 foster families, hundreds of volunteers who bring animals from the islands to France and from Paris to other districts.
How the employee got involved and why
I met the founder, Sarah, in another association I was working with. When she decided to create her own association, her dedication to the cause, her passion, her trust that animals need as many people helping as possible, made me jump in the boat! Don't get me wrong, the task is not easy and sometimes ungrateful, as she cannot save all of them, as a rescued pet death can be at the end of the path, as you can doubt the human kindness. But she is aware of everything, and truly believes that she, with a dedicated team around her, can change things at her level, bring some hope, and certainly bring some love. How could I resist?! :-)
What work does the employee do for charity?
I support the cause financially, by sponsoring animals when found, to allow first cares.
I am also a foster family, welcoming either not yet adopted, or waiting for their adopters to come and pick them up, pets, at home, from a few hours to a few weeks.
Lastly, I assist with the early arrivals at the airport, welcoming adopters, answering questions they might have, thanking them for their decision to adopt with an association instead of buying them in a shop or a dog breeder, handling them over the new love of their life.